We will be completing two weeks of walking the Camino in Italy. We have had a wonderful time seeing these quaint little towns and paths that one would not even discover if one were driving or even riding a bike. But all of these joys come at a price. The two big ones so far have been the sore feet at the end of the day, and sometimes up and down climbing too many times a day.
Pietralunga is famous for its miracle of the axe. The story dates back to 1300’s. The town dates back to the Roman times and still has some structure from that period.
We left early as usual.
We met up with this couple from Belarus.
Morning walking is always our best time. The sun is still dozing and the air is fresh and cool.
A little while later we ran into the biggest encounter of pilgrims so far. The couple from Belarus, The Frenchman we had met a couple of days ago, and two Italians.
At that junction there was a variant that goes without climbing (the Belarus couple knew about it and choose that route). The rest of us took the hard way up.
We are happy to be done for today, and we look forward to our next rest day, hopefully after tomorrow’s walk!